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Start Date:

Wed, Jun 23, 11:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Time

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Course Level: 222
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 14
Teacher: Jeffrey Raab

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this origami class:

One of three styles of origami, kusudama was inspired by the patterns made from herbs and flowers in Japanese medicine balls. Experience the meditative quality of this simple yet intricate art as you connect multiple versions of the same shape of folded paper into a recognizable pattern. Create a kusudama model then experiment with designing other abstract forms.

Before class, you will need to purchase one pack of 6" x 6" standard origami paper, which can be easily sourced online. Consider purchasing from Taro's Origami, the Brooklyn-based organization we are working with to bring you this class.

This class will take place online. Registered students will receive login instructions.

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Remote Learning

This course is available for "remote" learning and will be available to anyone with access to an internet device with a microphone (this includes most models of computers, tablets). Classes will take place with a "Live" instructor at the date/times listed below.

Upon registration, the instructor will send along additional information about how to log-on and participate in the class.

School Notes: If you purchase the class using a CourseHorse promotion or discount, these discounts will not reflect on your NYBG receipt. Actual price paid will be reflected on your CourseHorse receipt only.

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Refund Policy

Refunds and Withdrawals

students can transfer into an alternate section without penalty, provided that's done at the time of cancellation, and with sufficient notice. Classes in which material is being mailed to student, require a minimum of 2 weeks' notice for changes/cancellations.

Refunds and Withdrawals

No discounts will be granted for missed classes. There are no refunds or credits 24 hours before a course begins. A refund will be issued if your class is cancelled due to low enrollment. If you wish to withdraw from a course before it begins, you must notify the Registration Office ten full business days before the first class meeting. We will issue a refund minus a $10 processing fee.

• If you must withdraw fewer than ten days before the first class meeting:

• No refunds will be granted for course levels 0–299 and 700–999

• A 75% refund minus a $10 processing fee will be granted for course levels 300–699

Please note: Floral Design materials fees will not be refunded fewer than five (5) business days before class begins.


New York Botanical Garden do not offer make-up classes.

Start Dates (2)
Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
11:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Time Jeffrey Raab 1 $49
11:00am - 1:00pm Eastern Time Frank Ling 1 $49

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Reviews of Classes at New York Botanical Garden (592)

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Kusudama Origami - Online
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/20/2020
Wish handouts came with this class or follow-up videos. Towards the end it went rather quickly so I was unable to complete the 8 sided structure. Otherwise enjoyed very much. Also, the discrepancy between the advertised start time and actually start time was unfortunate.
Kusudama Origami - Online
Reviewed by Anonymous on 8/14/2020
The teacher was obviously good and knew his stuff, and the fact that he had help to monitor the class was great. I made what I expected to make. But there was a clerical error so the class started an hour late, which was just annoying, especially since the sponsor was not transparent about why there was an error. Also no handouts were provided, so you'd better hope to remember everything you learned, since you don't have anything written to help you remember.
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